Graphic Designer (Partnerships)

Wilson Sporting Goods


At Wilson, we are here to empower every human to live like an athlete. Passion. Creativity. Integrity. Teamwork. Ambition. Innovation. These are the qualities that have made Wilson Sporting Goods Co. the number one sports equipment brand in the world. We come together to win, grow, and celebrate. We all play for Team Wilson. We all have a role to play within our organization and are working towards the same goal. One team, one dream.

We know that great people are what makes our brand great. We know that teams who bring a variety of skill sets, experiences, and perspectives to challenge the status quo and create game-changing products means we are doing right by the athletes and coaches we serve. And that is why we work with each member of our team to help them dream, discover, grow, and realize their own full potential.

Evolving the sports world and being the best partner for players is no small task. We are continually looking to add hard-working, ambitious, team-first individuals who desire to make a difference —and who love to help others win. Join us.

Position Details

Graphic Designer (Partnerships)
Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL

What You'll Do:

We are currently seeking a Graphic Designer to join our Brand, Partnerships, and Growth creative team. As the Partnerships Graphic Designer, you will work under the direction of the Art Director, providing design and creative solutions for the marketing needs of some of Wilson’s biggest partnerships (including but not limited to the NFL, NBA, and WNBA). We are looking for someone who works well in a fast paced, dynamic, creative environment. This individual will analyze briefs, collaborate on creative executions, and develop and present design solutions for some of our most highly visible campaigns.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Partners with Art Director, marketing teams, and internal designers, to develop campaigns and creative executions from concept to production. 
  • Concepts around high-level campaign strategy and builds visual centers for 360 teams and agencies to execute on. 
  • Designs across mediums including digital, social, D2C, marketing sell-in, activations/events, POP, packaging, and other specialty projects as assigned by the Art Director and Project Manager. 
  • Works with internal and external photographers on campaign and product photoshoots including shoots with Wilson Advisory Staff. 
  • Collaborates with copywriters on strategy, details, background, layouts and client direction for various projects. 
  • Responsible for the collection and transfer of files for all types of projects with foreign and domestic venders to sample and produce. 
  • Coordinates with Production Staff to define specifications for quoting and bidding of various projects within defined design perimeters of project to ensure quality and proper execution. 
  • Provides marketing with cost estimates on a project-by-project basis regarding outside costs involved. 
  • Responsible for the ongoing implementation of Macintosh computers as a design and production tool to achieve great creative and cost saving company goals. Learns software updates and enhancements. 
  • Works with the project manager to maintain job status and time manage multi projects at one time.

What We're Looking For:

This role requires an associate degree in graphics or a related area; bachelor’s degree preferred. We are looking for a candidate with 5 years of in-house or agency graphic design experience and a strong portfolio of previous work.

Other qualifications include:

  • Examples of campaign level strategy work and design build out. 
  • Excellent working knowledge of Mac computers and adobe software. Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Figma and associated design software 
  • Needs a basic working knowledge of photography, and lighting 
  • Knowledge in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint. 
  • Motion and video design abilities a plus 
  • Basic understanding of print production a plus 
  • Solid attention to detail with strong organization and project management skills. 
  • Strong communication skills to effectively present information, respond to questions and work with the cross-functional teams. 
  • Proven ability to work under pressure, prioritize and meet multiple deadlines.

What We’ll Provide:

Located in the vibrant, sports-centric city of Chicago, Wilson Sporting Goods Co. global headquarters sits along the lakefront with first-class access to a burgeoning creative, innovative, energetic, and active professional community. We offer an open, collaborative, high tech work environment with best-in-class amenities and perks, including:

  • Medical, dental and vision 
  • Pre-tax transit discounts 
  • 401(k) with company match 
  • Life insurance 
  • Paid maternity/paternity leave 
  • Professional development opportunities 
  • Volunteering programs 
  • Team building outings 
  • Discounts on Wilson and Amer Sports products 
  • Smart casual dress (yes, jeans every day!) 
  • On-site health club 
  • Summer hours 
  • Company-sponsored sports leagues/teams

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